Kobo Edition (eBook)
June 28, 2012
Formac Publishing Company Limited
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 088780960X
ISBN - 13: 9780887809606
Read from the Book
Thwack, thwack, scrape, THUNK.
I hear that every time my friend Charlie scores on me. Charlie scores on me every time.
We are playing ball hockey in my driveway. Charlie plays forward. I'm in net. Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three, is on defence. The thwack thwack is Aldeen's stick as she mashes at Charlie's feet. Luckily for him, Charlie is way too fast. The scrape is Charlie getting off a wrist shot. The THUNK is the tennis ball hitting the garage door behind me. Every time. I stink at hockey.
Oh-oh. Here we go again. Thwack, thwack, scrape, THUNK.
"Shoots, he scorrres," Charlie says. When we started, he'd shout and shoot his arms up over his head. Probably his arms are tired by now.
"No fair," says Aldeen. Her glasses are steamed up and her witchy hair looks as if it has exploded. It is fair. It's just that it's no fun. "Do it again," Aldeen orders.
Instead, Charlie flops in the fallen leaves on the grass. "In a sec," he says. "What are you going to be for Halloween? I'm going to be a hockey player."
Aldeen snorts. "You can't be a hockey player. How are you going to walk around in skates?"
Charlie shrugs. "I'll carry them over my shoulder."
Aldeen's Granny Flo pulls up in the taxi cab she drives. Sometimes Aldeen comes over after school until her mom or her grandma can get off work and come to get her. Granny Flo waves and goes inside.
Aldeen says, "Well, I'm going to be a scary monster."
I look at Charlie. He looks at me. We're both thinking, You w
From the Publisher
Morgan is not pleased when his parents sign him up to play floor hockey at the community centre; he stinks at hockey and it's no fun. So when Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three and a good hockey player, is unhappily signed up for piano lessons, Morgan crafts a plan to trade places.
About the Author
TED STAUNTON lives in Port Hope, Ontario. He divides his time between writing and a busy life as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. He has received numerous Children's Centre "Best Books/Our Choice" awards, a Silver Birch Award nomination and a Hackmatack Award nomination.
One of the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Great Reads for the Holidays 2011"